In Praise Of What Tech Lacks

Forbes: How spiritual is a semiconductor? What is the philosophy of an iPad?

Not at all and none, at first pass. They work precisely because they are engineered to the laws of our physical world, without the distortions of an imperfect theology or theory of reality guiding that process. Intel ( INTC - news - people ), Apple ( AAPL - news - people ) and every other tech company quite rightly wants efficiency and shareholder value, anyway. "The meaning of it all" is something you can try and work out with the aid of their shiny products.